Disco Biscuits Live at Meatcamp 2 - Electric Boogaloo on 2003-04-27
- Live concert
- Disco Biscuits
Set II: Reactor, Home Again, Save the Robots, Chemical Warfare Brigade, Vassillios > King of the World > Helicopters
Encore: Grass is Green
MEATCAMP II: Electric Boogaloo
- 2004-07-14 00:46:57
- M1 > Waveterminal 2496 > Soundforge 5.0 > CDWav > SHN
- Boone, NC
- Taped by
- Jonathan Hatgis
- Transferred by
- Matt Spolansky
Subject: Good show
Subject: 3 Stars For Some Great Playing and a lot of Meh.
7-11 - Pretty straightforward type 1 jam in 7-11, but some great Barber teasing of the Shelby intro. 7-11 jam is a dark trance jam that gets into start/stop jamming a little bit around the 11th minute. In terms of the music itself, it's pretty generic trance jamming. Munchkin end is always so pretty to me.
Kitchen Mitts - Standard.
SJSS > Rock Candy - The jam out of SJSS is pretty noodly for a while. By about minute 10 though, they're doing some pretty neat things, getting that spacey house vibe going. The Rock Candy is just dirty from the start, very nice.
M.E.M.P.H.I.S. > SJSS - The 1st jam in M.E.M.P.H.I.S. is fantastic. Very rhythmic Barber lines, and Magner comes up with a nice melodic line to play around with. This is how M.E.M.P.H.I.S. first jams need to sound. The second jam sounds a lot like a first M.E.M.P.H.I.S. jam should too, actually. Weird. There is some really psychedelic sounding layering from Magner ala Crickets intros, and Barber is playing around with a few different riffs that all sound pretty damn cool. The drop into SJSS is very well done. Soar Barber, soar.
Reactor - This jam starts out with some potential but doesn't really go anywhere for quite a while. At about 10:09, Magner comes in with a really neat synth, and there's a cool eery/pretty feeling going on for a little while, but nothing incredible. Reactor peak is not nearly as well done as many others have been. Actually they drop the ball a little bit here.
Home Again - The jam here is a Biscuits-funk jam, which usually doesn't turn out very well. This one is a prime example of why. The jam never really goes anywhere, and Brownstein winds up playing the same bassline over and over again, wondering when the rest of the band is going to evolve or change. Ultimately they drag their feet until they find their way back to Home Again.
Robots - The Robots 1st jam isn't really bad, but it's certainly nothing special. It's about 9 minutes of go-nowhere Biscuits. They've got a decent enough theme going on but it's not really anything you've never heard before in a Robots 1st jam. The 2nd Robots jam doesn't really go anywhere either, unfortunately. There's a few moments here and there from Magner that are pretty cool, and it's got the darkness of Robots 2nd jams, but there's just nothing substantive here worth listening to a second time (or if you're pressed for time, a first time). It should be noted, there's some really great dnb drumming from Sammy, but it's not enough to save the jam.
Chemical Warfare Brigade - Doesn't really get too far from the actual song, but the little type I jam in this one is decent.
Vassillios > KOTW > Helix - I'm not sure if the band at this point was just getting too drunk or what, but it's now been almost an hour since a decent jam. The Vassillios jam is actually really boring. KOTW finally brings a good jam. Barber has some cool rhythmic lines here, and Brownstein plays a driving bassline ala Ladies jams. Magner is on the angel choir. I love this jam. It turns into a really happy uplifting jam by the time it gets to Helix. The Helix jam starts out with the chord progression that was common around this time. Once they get out of the chord progression it's a pretty decent jam, but again, nothing incredible.
Grass is Green - I hate that I love this song, but I do love it. It's cheesy as hell, but I love the chorus so much it's ridiculous. The jam here starts out as a nice, light little jam, and around 6 minutes or so Barber turns it into something else. It becomes a little bit darker and suddenly has this element of mystery to the sound, and Magner follows suit. Neat.
3 stars for this show. There were several highlights (MEMPHIS, KOTW, GiG), but there's far more filler than there are great jams in this three-and-a-half hour show.
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